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    Re: Trailer marks

    Just a stab in the dark. If this is aluminium and it was coated with a lacquer of sorts, it could be that the lacquer protection is failing in which case the aluminium is being exposed to oxygen,...
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    Nice tool and I've noted you pinched the front down better than the other tools to get a sharp radius. Tks for this post. I learnt something today.
  3. Re: How long will we be able to keep the internal combustion engine running?

    Bugger, if only I could remember the details of the article I read which went something along the lines that wind and solar energy can be used to produce a net zero carbon fuel which could then...
  4. Re: Adventure Extreme bend axle and coupler replacement

    Something builders sometimes overlook (and please I don't like commenting on other brands negatively, just pointing something out), is the length of axle outside of the leafspring point. The further...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi - General Care

    Somehow I've missed this thread completely.

    1 and 2 - I'm sure there are better guys than me to advise on tent care and maintenance.

    3. The best is to get some of the powder used in powder...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Super Thread

    That BH is mounted behind the wheel and has protection from the mudguard - a mudflap will add to the protection.
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    Re: Metalian placed 8th in South Africa

    As soon as I upgrade from my current ride, which is a Kawa KLR 650, I'll think about sponsoring you guys. For now I'm in "batten down the hatches and ride the storm" mode.

    Thank you for your...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    For now we're only selling the Genie that was launched. The plan is to split this into 3 models of the same box size,

    A Genie1 EU for the EU market, limits the wheel width and mudguards to less...
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    Re: Metalian placed 8th in South Africa

    I don't feel bad. I just think that if an organisation runs a competition and calls it "Trailer of the Year", that the competition then deserves to have some independent expert opinions and assessed...
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    Re: Metalian placed 8th in South Africa

    Okay, I feel a little better now. ::)

    Last year I wrote to the organisers, and copy my letter below. This was done by brand.

    Hi ***

    Thank you for organising this event.

    I donít wish...
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    Metalian placed 8th in South Africa

    Hey guys, I just want to brag about my latest fail. Metalian has been placed 8th in a South African Trailer Competition of the Year run by a local publication. Maybe it comes out on April 01?
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    Re: Nose weight.

    The static tow-ball weights are a "catchall" scenario. The problem is with dynamic loads and this depends on draw-bar length, center of gravity in the trailer and the terrain you're traversing. It's...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi or ???

    Wow, thank you so much.
  14. Re: Curious: Total length of trailer - Oz vs SA

    I often also thought about why their trailers were built long and flat and think the answer lies in experience for their conditions. Long trailers pitch less (forward backward roll). Ditto lower COG...
  15. Re: Metalian Mini With Bundutop Tent and Bundu Awning

    We have yet to do an awning lift bracket that will raise the tent another 150 mm and fold down in the correct position. I know how to do this and your interest motivates me to get this done. Please...
  16. Re: Transporting camping equipment between Cape Town and Jhb.

    GBS transport has a warehouse in Krugersdorp. he is generally full down but takes all my goods to Jozi. Gawie 084 390 3841
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    Re: Hannibal Safari Equipment closed down?

    Not good. And the combination of both good and bad reports (particularly coming in later), are just indicative of a place going down. From time to time I also slip up. I can't say that the staff...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    You need to check the rim offsets t know if the tyre will sit deeper into the wheelarch or not. Then obviously match the stud number and pattern. If these don't match, you can just swap the hubs. If...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    The trailer can be grouped into runs of units, 10 series and 20 series all had a very deep panelled front door that was great but limited the fridge extension. Most 10 series trailers were upgraded...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    We've now done about 10 tents and think we're close to a final solution.

    The tent will have the following options on a mix and match basis

    The sleeping pod with open annex awning only and...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    You cannot remove them without damaging the treadplate. We need to glue it because the trailer vibrations offroad develop a rattle with plates on plates. You could try some this steel guitar string...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    That can work, you loose a bit of the space under the roof that may take a slightly higher bottle etcc that can be rotated upwards, but that is a workable idea. Thank you for suggesting this.

    I've...
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    The 10 and 20 series i.e the first run of ten and the second run of ten had the thick panned doors. The second run of ten would have been completed and sold by August 2011. There were some prototypes...
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    Re: Black Rims on my trailer

    Black rims like hen's teeth. We often land up powder coating the white ones.
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    These were made but not fitted. There is a cutlery drawer for each trailer as part of the deal.
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    That's interesting because the reach into the is the same as on the Maxi, but at a lower height, so it should be easier. I think the issue is that the kitchen area is meant to take batteries which...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    The cupboards are like a divider panels that are welded into the trailer body. At the rear it has pre-determined fixing position. For production we have jigs that are fitted into critical areas to...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    It is with some egg on my face that I inform of three issues I encountered on this production run.

    1. The extendable square drawbar has been replaced with a round drawbar which does not look so...
  29. Re: Some body give you a trailer without papers but not stolen

    I recently had to register a vehicle from a deceased estate. It had been sold to the son who never transferred it, went to another owner and then on to me. Initially I was asked to get back to the...
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    Re: 360 degree trailer coupling

    Trailer guys like me buy what is available. I have modified the Knott coupler to take the Lock'nRoll coupler from the US. In the US and Australia, the couplers are static because of electric brakes -...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    Not all will be complete at the same time and some will leave as soon as they are done. We'll have to do a Genie GTG for a group foto.
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    The first one or two trailers should be 100% complete today as you guys have ordered them with all accessories. (We're working through everyday till Tuesday.) I really don't feel like posting pics...
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    Re: Metalian Genie Launch special

    I'm working on supplying all requests this year (not initially offered for completion this year). I'll post pics later today. All looking good to supply before we close. Stand by.
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Petri, dit is honderd persent korrek.
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Presies, business as usual, net dat daar verbeterings sal wees. Ek sal fotos opsit wat wys wat ek bedoel.
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